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Old 28th July 2015
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Openports.se search for mixer
amixer was recently removed. Some media players also have their own mixer/volume controls

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This is what I use, it is in a script file called vol,
Code:
mixerctl outputs.master=$1,$1
run from the terminal as
Code:
./vol 170
Perhaps this would suit you instead of a GUI.
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Not sure what setting you wish to use a volume control in? Are you using a Desktop Environment, a Window manager, FVWM/CMW. Do you want laptop hotkeys, a python script?

My OpenBox hotkeys
Code:
 <!-- Keybindings for Audio Volume -->
    <keybind key="C-Up">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>mixerctl outputs.master=+12</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="C-Down">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>mixerctl outputs.master=-12 </command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="C-m">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>mixerctl outputs.master.mute=toggle</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
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This question is slightly malformed. It's not that OpenBSD provides a graphical volume slider, it's that desktop environments tend to do so. If you're running Gnome3, KDE4, or Xfce4, then you get a slider. If not, then you probably won't.

x11/xfce4/xfce4-mixer will run standalone.
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For my desktop OpenBSD(...)
And what is your Desktop Environment ?

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If you're running Gnome3, KDE4, or Xfce4, then you get a slider. If not, then you probably won't.
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For my desktop OpenBSD, I'd like a graphical volume control that makes the sound coming out of my speakers go up or down.
I already answered this.

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x11/xfce4/xfce4-mixer will run standalone.
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Here is the tray-app website complete with screenshots. It also lists various "trays", that meet freedesktop specs, for fvwm, cwm, xfce4, windowmaker .....

I use it with tint2 -- click the speaker icon on your upper right and a volume slider pops up.

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Also in ports:
sysutils/tray-app

And very nice, may I add. I don't need the eject but I've already added battery and sound to my .xsession
Integrates nicely with fluxbox too!

It could use someone to maintain it though...
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Does your code above provide a GUI?
These are keybindings, and in the example given, if you hold the control key and press the up arrow, the audio volume on my system will increase. This is from my OpenBox window manager which uses <xml> syntax for the configuration settings. Other window managers use a different syntax - fluxbox uses plain text.

I think you are also not clear on "desktop OpenBSD". The base install for OpenBSD comes with fvwm, cwm and twm as window managers. If you just ran $ startx you will get fvwm which is the global default. If you set your own .xsession you can start twm or cwm.

If your "command line" days are behind you, OpenBSD may not be a good fit for you. Many of the configuration files are set via a terminal and a text editor.

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Nah, OpenBSD with a good desktop environment is perfectly fine for someone who doesn't want to use the terminal. I don't think mattthumper is saying no terminal, ever. I think he's just saying minimal terminal usage, if I really need it to set something up, fine.

With that said: I honestly thing you'd be best served by running one of the large desktop environments on your machine. OpenBSD has all three: Gnome3, KDE4, and Xfce4.

Unfortunately, though, there is no GUI package manager, so you will need the terminal to install/uninstall packages.

Code:
# pkg_add gnome
# pkg_add kde4
# pkg_add xfce
Choose any one. All three have graphical volume control.
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I use xmix. it does not have a "slider", but increasing and decreasing volume is a simple left or right-click with the mouse. It is in the collection of packages on the mirrors.
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Matt,

Have you tried this?
xfce4-mixer

I believe it's just what you're looking for.
It's a simple graphical volume control for OpenBSD.

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Matt,

Have you tried this?
xfce4-mixer

I believe it's just what you're looking for.
It's a simple graphical volume control for OpenBSD.

-Matt
Hey Matt, thanks!
You solved it!

Any other future Googlers looking for A SIMPLE GRAPHICAL VOLUME CONTROL for OpenBSD which makes the...now wait for this...
THE SOUND VOLUME GO UP AND DOWN
...well look no further.

Try
pkg_add xfce4-mixer
Then
/usr/local/bin/xfce4-mixer

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Hey Matt, thanks!
You solved it!

Any other future Googlers looking for A SIMPLE GRAPHICAL VOLUME CONTROL for OpenBSD which makes the...now wait for this...
THE SOUND VOLUME GO UP AND DOWN
...well look no further.

Try
pkg_add xfce4-mixer
Then
/usr/local/bin/xfce4-mixer

-Matt
Matt,

No sweat!
Glad I could help.

If you have any other questions, ask me.

-Matt
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x11/xfce4/xfce4-mixer will run standalone.
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